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Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole
Makes:
8 servings
Prep Time:
40
minutes
Total Time:
65
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
17 reviews
Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole is as delicious and almost as easy as your traditional mac and cheese! The difference? An additional touch of nutritious vegetables mixed in a variety of melted cheeses. Dare to serve your family something different!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) any tube pasta (rigatoni, mostaccioli or penne)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (14 3/4 oz.) cream-style corn, divided
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimentos, drained, divided
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Chihuahua cheese or Monterey Jack cheese

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COOK pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

MELT butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and black pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat; set aside.

SPREAD 1/3 of white sauce on the bottom of prepared dish. Top sauce with half of pasta, 1/3 of sauce, half of creamed corn, half of pimentos and half of poblano. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining pasta, sauce, corn, pimientos and poblano. Top with Chihuahua cheese. Cover with foil.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Kayce Usher from

    I love this recipe and make it often. Not only do I make it for dinner for a group, I make it just for myself because it makes a great left over.

  •  Star(s)

    pretty good

    Jillian Carrick from Chula Vista, CA

    I deleted a few things due to the taste level of my family and this was pretty good... probably won't be eaten too often in my house...

  •  Star(s)

    cheesey creamy pasta casserole

    Maryann O'Neill from nottingham

    I made this dish for the kids and they told me that it was excellent tasting.

  •  Star(s)

    Good for the Family

    Brooke Schmidt from Macon, MO

    This recipe is good. My family doesn't like pimentos or poblano peppers so I added diced chicken instead.

  •  Star(s)

    ok

    melissa Harley from portage,IN

    Recipe was chosen because of all the positive reviews. I followed the recipe but did omit the poblano pepper. i added chicken breast. I found this recipe to be ok, just nothing special. Maybe if I had added the pepper it may have be more flavorful. My family just dont like peppers.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Creamy Pasta Cassrole

    Doris Fraser from Gahanna, OH

    My family loves mac-cheese cassroles. So this one is a favorite already. Easy to make and easier to eat.

  •  Star(s)

    CHEESY CREAMY PASTA CASSEROLE

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    VERY, VERY GOOD. HUSBAND FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS DISH AND IT IS SO EASY TO PREPARE. THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy & Nutritious

    Jeannie Marshall from MARION, KY

    My daughter called to say they were an hour away and would be detouring from their route to stop here briefly. I wanted a fast yummy lunch! I fixed this, added some sliced ripe olives that the grandbabies love, sided it with fresh fruit and hot homemade cornsticks. It made a really delicious and nutritious meal in a hurry and they loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Delightful!

    AMANDA Looney from NORTH AUGUSTA, SC

    This recipe was not only colorful, but delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  •  Star(s)

    easy and delicious

    Yvonne Fried from VICTORIA, BC

    I love variations on classic comfort foods. Added some chopped jalapeno to this recipe for extra spice and it was delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

    Phyllis Minich from BUTLER, PA

    I thought this was quick and easy to make. Was very good. The second time that I made it I added chopped ham pieces to it. It was also very good.

  •  Star(s)

    liked by all

    Karen Majors from LIBERTY TWP, OH

    I used the basic recipe and did what my family calls "voodoo" cooking. I left out the corn, pimento, and pepper and substituted a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. I also added meat to mine, one side of the pan had cubed chicken and the other ham. Both of my kids liked it. I'll definitely make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    CHEESY CREAMY PASTA CASSEROLE

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    This is very good. I left the corn out the first that I made it and it was really good. The next time. I will include the corn. We have some picky eaters who do not care for corn.

  •  Star(s)

    Hot and delicious

    Elizabeth Mays from STEVENSVILLE, MI

    This recipe won raves by my family. We're casserole lovers and this just completely hit the spot. I love the peppers in it! This one is going into my recipe box.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Cheese Pasta

    tray sayama from SAN JOSE, CA

    Definitely tops regular old mac n' cheese. Great with tuna, mixed veggies, or even plain. Its become a favorite- and we make it at least once a week!

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

    Valerie Hons from PALM BAY, FL

    "Ooohh!!! This is sooo good!" My kids exact words! It's hard to find a meal that my 6 1/2 yr old will like, but this one she loved. My 12 yr old son will eat just about anything and of course, with him we had to make the recipe doubled! Everyone has their "regular" meals and this one has now been added to ours!

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta and Cheese

    JULIE SCHMITZ from ledyard, CT

    We all loved this recipe. It was very easy-tasty-and requested by many now. I printed out copies.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from Fat: 170
  • Total Fat: 19g (29% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (58% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20% of DV)
  • Sodium: 700mg (29% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 62g (21% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g (27% of DV)
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) any tube pasta (rigatoni, mostaccioli or penne)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (14 3/4 oz.) cream-style corn, divided
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimentos, drained, divided
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Chihuahua cheese or Monterey Jack cheese

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COOK pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

MELT butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and black pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat; set aside.

SPREAD 1/3 of white sauce on the bottom of prepared dish. Top sauce with half of pasta, 1/3 of sauce, half of creamed corn, half of pimentos and half of poblano. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining pasta, sauce, corn, pimientos and poblano. Top with Chihuahua cheese. Cover with foil.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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